Michael J. Hammel

Michael J. Hammel is an embedded software engineer living in Colorado Springs. He's been involved with the GIMP since version 0.54 and was a contributor to the early development of the program. Hammel wrote a column on the GIMP for Linux Format magazine for three years and is the author of The Artist's Guide to GIMP (Frank Kasper & Associates, 1998) and Essential GIMP for Web Professionals (Prentice Hall PTR, 2001).

The Artist's Guide to GIMP The Artist's Guide to GIMP (No Starch)
by Michael J. Hammel
Second Edition June 2012
Print: $39.95
Ebook: $31.95

"A must for anyone who is looking to learn photo and image editing on a budget."
--James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review: Wisconsin Bookwatch, August 2012, Volume 7, Number 8

"If you're curious about using GIMP professionally, this is your best resource."
--Jay Nelson, Design Tools Monthly, Issue #237 October 2012

"I took one week to read and work through the majority of the tutorials in this book using GIMP 2.8. Although I didn’t find every tutorial a home run, overall I was very impressed with the way the book was written and organized. The Artist’s Guide to GIMP, 2nd Edition was easy for me to read and helped me do exactly what I set out to do in a short amount of time."
--Andrew Weber, beginlinux.com

"The Artists Guide to Gimp Effects contains clever projects that seem to feed creativity and are just fun to do. There is something in the author's style that I simply like. He has an easy manor and a way with descriptions that suits the work perfectly. The Artists Guide to Gimp Effects is a good introduction to GIMP, and an excellent guide for anyone looking to do more with it."
--Severt J.P. Laser, Kansas City Linux User Group (KCLUG)

"People already working at a professional level in graphic design and who are attracted to The Gimp should find its tutorials a valuable guide to using the program for applying effects and creating images."
--Major Keary, Book News